|Life Imitates Art|
Albums that revealed the personal struggles the artist went through.
Ray of Light
Prior to the recording, Madonna became a mother; the Queen of Pop's best album that was both spiritual
|2||Nine Inch Nails|
Trent Reznor was getting clean; lets you into Trent's mind about the world around him, and the
bleakness he felt while under addiction.
Back To Basics
Christina got married, and became the happiest she'd ever been; out with the "Dirrty," in with the clean.
|4||Alice In Chains|
Alice In Chains epitomized the hardcore depressing Grunge sound of the 99's with this classic; struggling with substance abuse, Layne Staley
was one of the first rock stars of our generation to bear his heart on his sleeve.
Mariah took the pain of divorcing her husband/manager to become free and able to fly; Mariah at her
most personal, but still looking and singing like an angel.
|6|| ||Smashing Pumpkins|
Every member of the Pumpkins was going through something, and it shows; the cathartic, yet beautiful,
result is a dream the listener will not want to wake up from.
|7|| ||Janet Jackson|
The Velvet Rope
A battle with depression helped Janet connect with other people; using hard emotions and even harder sex, Janet gave everyone the need to
feel special that she wanted.
Live Through This
Kurt Cobain's death sets the tone for the anger and regret of this legendary record; literally ANYONE can
relate to ANY song on this.
|9|| ||Destiny's Child|
The girls' first album as a trio that proves they were better off that way; millions of independent women
saw themselves as a "Survivor."
Sign "O" The Times
Prince deals with problems in his heart and the world around him the only way he knows how: by partying; love, spirituality, and even deceit
from the government are presented in a psychedelic, yet sensitive, way.